Howea belmoreana

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Kentia, Curly palm, Sentry palm, Belmore palm.

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Howea belmoreana (C. Moore & F. Muell.) Becc.
Kentia, Curly palm, Sentry palm, Belmore palm.
Lord Howe Island (eastern Australia).
Very rare

DESCRIPTION

One trunk
Pinnate
Less than 15 m.
No
Less than 6 m.
No
Less than 30 cm.
Monoecious plants

CULTURE

- 4ºC
Fertile
Slow
Medium
Semi sombra
Excellent
Medium
No
Medium
Low difficulty
Medium

It grows in humid forests at an altitude of between 100 and 300 metres.

It has been less commonly used than the other Kentia, Howea forsteriana, due to its slower growth rate.

It differs from the latter in that its leaves are more curved and it never reaches the same height. In fact it barely reaches 10 metres in its original habitat.

It is not demanding as far as soil is concerned, preferring well drained, damp, but not flooded ground.

Outdoors once it is well established it can tolerate sunny locations perfectly well. As a house plant it is almost as easy as Howea forsteriana.